Throughout this difficult time, we have reduced expenses, reduced staffing, continue to maintain our parks with a reduction in staff and remained fiscally responsible. Our priority is to provide parks and recreation for our community. We sincerely appreciate your support and patience as our team continues to work quickly to adapt to the current situation & focus on keeping you safe.
Staff has spent the last several months developing plans and implementing modifications that will provide enriching experiences, while adhering to the guidelines provided by local health officials and the Restore Illinois Plan. Modifications will allow for:
Updated All Sports Policy, The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)updated its All Sports Policy Aug. 10 to align with Executive Order 2021-18. It s an expansion of the executive order mandates and expressly applies to“ school-based sports (high school and elementary school), travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs” (emphasis added). The updated policy does not apply to “adult recreational sports, professional sports leagues, or college level division sports.”
The updated All Sports Policy requires face coverings:
For participants in all indoor sports, regardless of vaccination status, over the age of 2 through 12th grade, who can medically tolerate a face covering(although note the caveat for choking/visual obstruction hazards in the last bullet of the next section).
This specifically includes competitions, training, active exercise, sitting on sideline or bench, in the locker room, during team meetings, weight room activities, while bussing or car sharing, or during meals.
Mandatory Masking - The governor has placed the entire state of Illinois under a mandatory mask mandate effective Aug. 30, 2021. This mandate requires all individuals over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in indoor public settings for the indefinite future.
Signs have been posted at all facilities and staff are requesting compliance.
Encuentre los lugares de vacunación cerca de usted notando su codigo postal
For more info/para mas informacion, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html
Our parks and trails are open – please use social distancing to enjoy dispersed recreation.
For the safety of our employees and to comply with social distancing best practices, our facilities are closed during the stay‐at‐home order. Our staff will have remote access to respond to phone calls, voicemail messages and emails 8:30am‐4:30pm, Monday – Friday. Please contact us at 815.939.1311 or email@example.com.
Our Maintenance Operations Staff continues to perform essential services such as mowing and trash collection in our parks. The safety of our staff is a top priority. Staff members are working individually or in small crews to ensure proper social distancing is maintained while completing tasks. Personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, and disinfectant products are also available to our staff. We ask that you help our staff by minimizing the trash left in our parks. Please use the proper trash receptacles or carry out any litter during your visit including tissues, gloves, or pet waste.
Yes, our Operations staff is also busy at work preparing our facilities for when we are able to welcome you back. Staff has accomplished the following during this time:
- Deep cleaned facilities
- Disinfected all surfaces
- Cleaned carpeted areas
At this time, we are following state and local orders. We are hopeful that we will be able to safely reopen our office soon. All events and programming will be dependent on future modifications and restrictions as per the Governor’s Orders. Please continue to check our website for updates.
Updates will be provided on the Park District website and Facebook pages.
Refunds will automatically be processed for cancelled programs and events. You do not need to request a refund. We appreciate your patience as we work to process all refunds as quickly as possible. Refunds will go back to your original form of payment (cash payments will be refunded by check).
Facility and park shelter reservations are cancelled through Spring 2021. Watch our website for updates on reopening.